Those aged 60 years and above have so far been administered 3.44 crore precaution doses of the coronavirus vaccine.
Like many European countries, Britain is experiencing a surge in COVID-19 cases, driven by the ultra-contagious BA.4 and BA.5 subvariants of the omicron strain.
The United States has delivered about 2.7 million doses of COVID vaccines for children below five years to administration centres while another one million shots will reach the sites soon, the Department of Health and Human Services said on June 22.
COVID-19 Vaccine: With this, Corbevax becomes the first vaccine approved as a heterologous Covid-19 booster.
The company’s findings, published in a paper without being evaluated by outside scientists, offer hope that the nation will have a better vaccine by the fall, when the coronavirus is considered likely to reemerge in force.
In two states and UTs, there is no active COVID-19 case now while in 4 others, there are less than 20 active infections.
The new decision will mean that, while Corbevax will be offered to the younger adolescents, those in the 15-17-year age group will continue to get Covaxin.
Unvaccinated tennis player Novak Djokovic has said that though he is not against COVID-19 vaccines, he will skip tournaments if compelled to take the jab.
Germany, with a vaccination rate of 69%, has the largest share of unvaccinated people among big Western European nations, and its organized resistance to vaccines may be more pronounced than anywhere else in Europe.
"Instead of the existing limit of 4 members, now 6 members can be registered using one mobile number on Co-WIN", read the government's order.
''Congrats to all my young friends between the age group of 15-18 who got vaccinated. Congrats to their parents as well. I would urge more youngsters to get vaccinated in the coming days!", PM Modi tweeted.
RS Sharma is the CEO of the National Authority and chairperson of the empowered committee for CoWin.
Coronavirus Update | The death toll climbed to 4,76,869 with 391 fresh fatalities, according to the data updated at 8 am.
The study was published in ‘The Lancet Infectious Diseases’ journal and it included a comparison between 2,379 cases of confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection and 1,981 controls. The vaccine’s effectiveness against SARS-CoV-2 infection in fully vaccinated individuals was found to be 63 percent.
The risk of infection spreading on airplanes is lower if Covid-19 protocols, including vaccination, are adhered to. Researchers say the danger of transmission is highest during meal services as well as boarding and departure procedures
About 27 percent of respondents in a LocalCircles Survey said they would want a third dose only if COVID-19 is or likely to become prevalent at the time of availability of the third dose.
India has created history by vaccinating 100 crore (1 billion) people in less than a year. RS Sharma, CEO of the National Health Authority, said India’s COVID-19 vaccine delivery tech platform CoWin has been designed to absorb even higher numbers and can make swift changes in line with the government’s vaccination policy. Sharma, who is chairperson of the empowered committee for CoWin, spoke about the factors that helped India clock this milestone, its significance and the various ways in which CoWin can be re-purposed by the government going forward. Sharma was also the former chief of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), the semi-government body tasked with rolling out the national identity project Aadhaar.
India needs to continue to double down on the pace as it presses ahead to fully vaccinate the entire adult population, India's top business leaders and entrepreneurs have said.
The initiative is an effort to create awareness of the vaccine and its benefits against COVID-19.
Recognition from the global health body will allow people vaccinated with Covaxin to travel abroad without restrictions as some countries only accept COVID-19 vaccines approved by WHO.
Congratulatory messages poured in for India on August 27, after it recorded a fresh milestone in daily vaccinations -- over one crore or 10 million jabs in a day; a number that is a multiple of the population of many countries. Moneycontrol's Chandra R Srikanth spoke to National Health Authority and CoWIN chief RS Sharma where he touched upon how the one-crore a day milestone was achieved, how CoWIN records every jab in the country even if people don't register on the portal, and more.
More than 47 crore people in India have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine jab. A look at what it means for vaccine coverage in India.
Over 3.44 crore balance and unutilised COVID-19 vaccine doses are still available with the states and UTs to be administered, it said.
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Fear of the unknown, misinformation, distrust and lack of an awareness campaign make a formidable cocktail, hobbling vaccination efforts in remote villages of Odisha